“I am very happy that I have chance and great opportunity to be a Pass It Back coach,” says 15-year-old Ms. Yur Chang. “I would like to be a good role model and coach for people who signed-up for rugby and for them to become good players.”
Ms. Yur Chang lives in one of ChildFund Laos` partner villages in Nonghet district, Xieng Khouang province. She has been enthusiastically leading two teams in her area to register players and to collect registration information. This is a big task, but she believes the experience has been greatly rewarding. Ms. Yur Chang is in grade five at secondary school. She uses her time after class at least one a week to coach players in her community, supporting their training in both rugby and life-skills development.
She has showed exceptional skills as a coach and interviewer, and has big plans for the future. “After I complete my education I would like to work with the Lao Rugby team if the project is still going, and I also have the dream of being a lawyer.”
In addition to supporting the young players, Pass It Back is also developing the leadership skills of the youth coaches like Ms. Yur Chang to support their futures and build their skills as the next generation of leaders in Asia.